If you watched the UFC Primetime documentary mini series on Georges St. Pierre and Carlos Condit you saw that Condit brought multi-time Brazilian Jiu Jitsu champion Caio Terra champ into his camp to help him train. What you may not have realized is that Terra had also been affiliated with Cesar Gracie and his team of fighters, including welterweight contender Nick Diaz.
Cesar and his Gracie Fighter team don’t play that, apparently. Last night Cesar posted on twitter that Terra was off their squad.
Cesar Gracie ?@CesarGracieBJJ
@jakeshieldsajj @GilbertMelendez @nickdiaz209 @NateDiaz209 @caioterrabjj @graciemag_br Caio Terra is no longer affiliated with our academy
Gracie got personal on his facebook account, reportedly. According to the UG Blog (who are friends with Cesar on Facebook because they are so cool, evidently), Gracie posted, “”OK we all saw that someone from our team got a camera and a few bucks put in their face and decided to show his true colors and stab his team mates in the back.”
“No worries, that person is gone for good and I can’t be happier. That person would also be wise not to show his sissy little face around here again.”
One has to wonder if Terra’s work with Condit came as a surprise to Gracie and his team given that it took them this long to disassociate themselves from him. Did they not know he would or had worked with Condit until they saw it happen on television?
In any case, what do you think, ‘taters? Is Gracie being thuggish and old fashioned by drawing a hard line on who Terra could or could not get paid to train and still be associated with his team?
Or is it reasonable that Gracie’s team would expect someone affiliated with them and that they train with to not assist one of their member’s most recent opponent, especially when it is entirely possible that Diaz and Condit could fight again soon? Diaz and Condit were set to rematch immediately and then Nick got high, after all. With both of them now coming off of losses it might be the perfect opportunity for that rematch to finally happen when Diaz is eventually licensed again.